| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:20 PM
E-cigarettes will join regular smokes and other tobacco products as forbidden in most indoor public places in Chicago after aldermen today passed a measure backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to restrict where electronic cigarettes can be used and how they can...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Electronic cigarette smokers are a step closer to having to stand next to regular cigarette smokers outside Chicago restaurants, bars and other buildings.
City Council members on Monday advanced a plan backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to treat so-called e-...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Like the seasoned pro he is, Ald. Richard Mell today floated a straightforward political solution to his upcoming retirement: Appoint his daughter, state Rep. Deb Mell, to his 33rd Ward seat and then install his aldermanic aide Jaime Andrade to take her...
| Jul 4, 2013
Chicago political legends have always been part chess master, part dynasty builder, part street muscle and part colorful scamp, qualities that perfectly define the storied career of Dick Mell, who on Wednesday announced his retirement after nearly four...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:32 AM
The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
| May 4, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Chicago aldermen spent hours Wednesday offering homages to the departing Mayor Richard Daley, lauding his civic passion, political guts and even his my-way-or-the-highway tendencies.
The abundant praise from all but a few City Council members was...
| May 20, 2011
| 6:37 PM
The Logan Square Farmers Market, whose future looked murky earlier this month, will go on after all, Alderman Rey Colon (35th) announced late this afternoon.
During a City Council meeting earlier this month Colon had scheduled a hearing to oppose the...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Barring a late surge of voters, election officials are estimating voter turnout in today’s mayoral election could be as low as 40 percent, well off the 50 percent predicted.
Polls are set to close at 7 p.m. Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 6:35 PM
A City Council hearing on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speed-camera plan has been postponed as aldermen try to figure out how constituents will react to them supporting the controversial proposal.
Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, called off the Monday meeting of the...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Less than two hours after putting the finishing touches on a new map of the city's 50 wards, the Chicago City Council approved it over the vehement objections of some aldermen whose political futures are imperiled by the redrawn boundaries.
The vote was...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:29 PM
A Northwest Side alderman likely will not be allowed to run for re-election as the 35th Ward Democratic committeeman because of a challenge to the number of signatures he submitted to get his name on the ballot.
Yolanda Sayre, a hearing officer for the...